The Birmingham News reports ‘American Idol’ Ruben Studdard has sued makers of the 205 Flava Inc. jerseys, claiming the company wrongly profited from his image after he wore the clothes on the reality television series. The suit estimates the company has made at least $2 million in sales after exploiting Studdard’s image and that Studdard is entitled to some of the profits. Flava founders Frederick and Willie Jenkins of Birmingham are named as defendants. Their attorney LaVeeda Battle said she was shocked and disappointed a lawsuit has been filed. She said it’s untrue the brothers exploited Studdard. “They have bent over backwards to help him, and they are really disappointed in his conduct at this point,” she said.
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